HOW DO I USE DNA IN FAMILY HISTORY?
Curious about DNA? Thinking of Testing?
There are a number of sources of information about DNA testing on the web, including Facebook and YouTube. Major testing companies such as FamilyTree DNA, Ancestry DNA and 23andMe etc have useful resources, including webinars.
The SAG has an Introduction
to DNA Testing Webinar available for purchase through the SAG online
shop, which will introduce you to using DNA testing as a tool in your
research. Learn the basics required to get started: the types of tests,
who to test, where to test, how to test, how much it costs, what you get
and practical applications.
Tested and want to know what to do next?
To be effective in DNA research you firstly need to be familiar with the evaluation tools provided by your testing company, and secondly be aware of some of the key concepts that underpin the analysis process. Testing companies such as Family Tree DNA, AncestryDNA, 23andMe, My Heritage etc all provide a range of educational items to assist with their product and all new users should gain familiarity with the relevant testing company's site.
The SAG also has the following webinars available for purchase in the shop which are considered the base skills needed for those wishing to undertake DNA research:
In addition to webinars, the SAG hosts lectures and hands on computer workshops focussed on practical applications using DNA sites and third party tools. Please check the Events Calendar for details of upcoming activities.
Want to dig deeper into your DNA results, expand your tree or break down a brick wall?
The SAG has three DNA Research Groups which you can attend to learn more about DNA.